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7 Macaron Filling Recipes

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Looking for some new filling ideas for macarons? Here are seven easy, unique recipes.

Looking for some new filling ideas for macarons? Here are seven easy, unique recipes.

What Are Macarons?

Macarons are sweet meringue-based confections made with egg white, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond flour, and food coloring. They were born in Italy in 1533 by the chef of Catherine de Medicis in 1533 at the time of her marriage to the Duc d'Orleans who became king of France in 1547 as Henry I. They are different than macaroons, which are entirely different cookies since they are coconut-based.

Many macaron recipes call ganache, buttercream, or jam fillings. The recipes included here are unique takes on classic flavors. Try the mango ganache first and let me know what you think! Remember to always be gentle with macrons when filling them.

Ingredients for mango ganache macaron filling

Ingredients for mango ganache macaron filling

1. Mango Ganache

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe mango, chopped
  • 150 grams (approx. 5 1/4 ounces) white chocolate

Instructions

  1. Chop mango into pieces and puree until smooth. Press puree through a sieve and put 120 grams (approx. 4 1/4 ounces) into a saucepan.
  2. Melt white chocolate over a double boiler.
  3. Heat the mango puree until hot and pour over chocolate. Stir until smooth.
  4. Put the bowl in refrigerator until firm enough to hold shape.
Mango ganache filling on a macaron

Mango ganache filling on a macaron

Ingredients for raspberry buttercream macaron filling

Ingredients for raspberry buttercream macaron filling

2. Raspberry Butter Cream

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup soft butter
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 4 tablespoons raspberry jam
  • 1 tablespoon cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Blend together the butter and half of the sugar. Add in jam, cream, and vanilla extract.
  2. Gradually add the rest of the sugar until the mixture is soft enough to sandwich two macarons gently together.
Macarons with vanilla buttercream filling

Macarons with vanilla buttercream filling

3. Vanilla Butter Cream

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups of confectioners sugar

Instructions

  1. Beat all of the ingredients together until the mixture is soft and creamy but stiff enough to use on your macarons.
Macaron filling with chocolate ganache

Macaron filling with chocolate ganache

4. Chocolate Ganache

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces dark bitter chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed

Instructions

  1. Place chopped chocolate in a large bowl.
  2. Heat cream in a small saucepan.
  3. Gently stir in chocolate.
  4. Let stand for one minute.
  5. Add the butter and mix until very smooth.
  6. Put in the refrigerator until thick enough to spread on chocolate macarons.
Macaron orange cream filling ingredients

Macaron orange cream filling ingredients

5. Orange Cream Filling

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2/3 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • Zest of an orange
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 (8-ounce) tub cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, add the sugar, orange juice, orange zest, and orange extract.
  2. Heat and reduce mixture until it becomes a thick syrup. This will take about 6-7 minutes.
  3. Cool the syrup completely.
  4. In another bowl, whip up the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla extract.
  5. Add the cooled syrup mixture and fold in.
  6. Put the filling gently onto your prepared orange macaroons.

Enjoy!

Lemon curd filling ingredients

Lemon curd filling ingredients

6. Lemon Curd Filling

Ingredients

  • 200 grams (approx. 7 ounces) powdered sugar
  • 100 grams (approx. 3 1/2 ounces) unsalted butter
  • 4 organic unwaxed lemons, zest, and juice
  • 3 free-range eggs, plus one yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Put the sugar, butter, vanilla extract, and lemon zest and juice into a heatproof bowl. Put the bowl over a gently simmering pot of water.
  2. Stir the mixture well until the butter is melted.
  3. Stir the lightly whisked eggs and yolk into the lemon mixture and whisk until well combined.
  4. Cook for 10-12mins until the mix is thickened, stirring occasionally.
  5. When the mixture coats the back of the spoon it is ready.
  6. Remove from heat and cool.
  7. Once cooled, use it as a delicious filling for your macarons.
  8. If you find it isn't thick enough, use some cornstarch to thicken.

7. White Chocolate Vanilla Ganache

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons double cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 175 grams (approx. 6 1/4 ounces) high-quality white chocolate

Instructions

  1. Heat cream and vanilla extract until it comes to the boil.
  2. Take the cream off the heat and add chocolate.
  3. Stir until smooth.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until thickened.
  5. Sandwich macarons gently together with thickened cream.

Macaron non stick baking mat.

Questions & Answers

Question: What is the best chocolate to use for white chocolate vanilla ganache?

Answer: I usually use white chocolate that is 32-38% fat. The fat determines the creaminess of the ganache. So it doesn't really matter which brand.

Comments

Lilli on July 14, 2020:

Hi, The Buttercream filling is absolutely so GOOD! It tastes outstanding! I probably end up eating most of it before I put it on my macarons.

Jane (author) from Uk on June 14, 2020:

Thankyou Peter glad you are enjoying them!!

Emily it would probably make for a dozen...depending ending how thick you like your filling...enjoy!!

Emily on June 13, 2020:

Hello, these look really delicious well done! I was wondering how many macarons one portion of filling can fill?

Thank you for the recipes!

Shawn Mendes on June 10, 2020:

I love the Vanilla Butter Crean Filling!! It's so good!!! Me and my siblings literally eat it just plain. I added food coloring to make it turn pink so it looked a little yummier but even without the coloring, it's SO SO SO SO SO SO SO good!!!!! Me and Camilla love it. I made some macaroons for her and she was crazy about them.

Peter on June 10, 2020:

love your recipe I tryed the rasberry one and its delish my mouths watering just thinking about it

Jane (author) from Uk on March 22, 2020:

Hi Paige if you follow the link to my macaron recipe and try to do exactly what the recipe says...you cant miss out any steps especially tapping the tray to remove air and leaving to dry before putting in the oven. Dont give up to easily...i had a few bad ones till i got it right....

Also try more icing sugar if your filling is too runny.

Hope this helps...

on March 22, 2020:

thanks. I was looking for a macaron recipe but all of them were too hard good thing I found this link

Paige on March 19, 2020:

I know that this is a macaron filling website but I have a question in macaroons. How do you make a perfect macaron? And about the filling, how do you get it not runny? With my buttercream filling I tried it seemed to have been runny and bad in flavor. Also very chunky, any idea how to prevent that?

Jane (author) from Uk on March 10, 2020:

Hi Patricia are you leaving the macarons to sit and dry before you put them in the oven?

Also the temperature of the oven can affect macarons...too high and they can crack and spread..too low and they may not rise and create the little frill like foot..

I hope they work for you this time..

Patricia on March 10, 2020:

I am having problem getting feet on my macarons I made them 3 times ,going to try one more time, can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong? also the top of my macarons after it bake do not have the smooth top it has aligater skin look please help. Thanks

Jane (author) from Uk on March 09, 2020:

Hi Paige thank you for your question. I use the rasberry cream filling often as i like it and its quite easy...

Enjoy your macarons!!

Paige on March 08, 2020:

Question, what are your recommendations for easy to make fillings on macaroons?

Jane (author) from Uk on February 20, 2020:

Hi Madison i use heavy cream or double cream....enjoy the rasberrry butter cream!

Jane on February 20, 2020:

Hi Madison i use heavy cream or double cream....enjoy your rasberry butter cream fillling!!

Madison on February 19, 2020:

what kind of cream do you use for the raspberry buttercream?

Sheila on December 31, 2019:

Thank you, thank you! I used the Raspberry Butter Cream, switching the jam to what I had and it turned out great!!

Jane (author) from Uk on September 18, 2019:

Here is the link to my easy macaron recipe https://hubpages.com/food/Best-Recipe-for-Macaroon...

Jane (author) from Uk on September 18, 2019:

Hi Sophia

Probably 2 or three days in an airtight tin. Usually they taste so good its hard to keep them!!

Sophia on August 19, 2019:

Hello Jane,

How long does the marons last? Especially that of mango ganache

Jane (author) from Uk on August 13, 2019:

Its called Best Macron recipe easy

Jane (author) from Uk on August 13, 2019:

Hi Keiko i have another article on how to make the cookies...if you go to my profile then look for the article on How to Make Macrons....you can follow that recipe...hope all goes well with your sale

Keiko on August 12, 2019:

I’m only 13 and I’m wondering how do make the cookie part when I make them it will be my first time and it’s for a bake sale so I’m just wondering how do I get it right

Kate on May 18, 2019:

This was a great video!

Jane (author) from Uk on April 26, 2019:

I love the vanilla butter cream myself!!

lp24 on April 26, 2018:

I tried the vanilla buttercream, and it was DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KURT W on January 07, 2018:

Please don't use Nutella, it has palm oil and rain forests are being burned in order to grow it.

mary ruder on December 29, 2017:

i dont know if there nice or not nice but ill try it

Julie Ann Dunning on September 09, 2017:

Can I use mascarpone?

Jessica on August 18, 2017:

Thanks that was a bug help :-)

Jane (author) from Uk on August 13, 2017:

Hi Jessica it would be 180g in a small tub of cream cheese and the zest is just the amount you would finely Grate from one medium size orange. Hope this helps and you enjoy your Macaron filling!!

Jane51 on August 07, 2017:

Hi Jessica it would be 180g in a small tub of cream cheese and the zest is just the amount you would finally Grate from one arrage size orange. Hope this help and you enjoy your Macaron filling!!

Jessica on August 07, 2017:

Hi Jane, just wondering with the orange cream filling: how many grams of cream cheese and also how much orange zest?

Jane (author) from Uk on June 13, 2017:

Hi Grace I hope the white chocolate vanilla ganache that I have added is what you might be looking for!!

Grace Winter Alsop on June 02, 2017:

Hi Jane,

Do you any vanilla ganache filling please? Many thanks in advance.

Happy Mom on August 11, 2016:

These were delicious!! I love the texture and flavor. Only problem is, they're gone in the blink of an eye:) Not too difficult to make. Huge hit in our house. Thanks for a great recipe that will become a treasured family recipe.

Wanderings on March 09, 2014:

Thanks! I always have such a hard time trying to make anything other than Ganache. Im usually worried the filling won't be solid enough to hold its shape!

Amy Murry from London on July 10, 2013:

Doesn't sounds easy but looks and taste amazing

Andy on June 30, 2013:

Hi in one of the recipes you mentioned a small tub of cream cheese, how much exactly? Because small tubs vary from where you live!

Thank you for the recipes!

Jane (author) from Uk on June 11, 2013:

You are welcome Miranda! The cream would be heavy cream or for those living in UK whipping cream. Enjoy!

Miranda on June 10, 2013:

Which kind of cream should i use for the raspberry filling? Thanks for the recipes!